DEFRA ban reindeer from GOSH Christmas event in Bond Street

first_imgDEFRA ban reindeer from GOSH Christmas event in Bond Street Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News Tagged with: christmas Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Due to Bluetongue restrictions the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have banned reindeer from travelling to Bond Street in London for the annual Bond Noël Christmas extravaganza in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.London falls within one of the DEFRA surveillance areas for Bluetongue and no animals from a restricted area are allowed to travel into the surveillance area.Model and author Sophie Dahl will be ‘flicking the switch’ on the Bond Street Christmas lights, but the popular live reindeer will not be on the street this year. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tonight’s event features carol singers, entertainers and musicians providing the entertainment. Bond Street itself is “transformed into a winter wonderland” with artificial snow falling along the entire length of the street. Rickshaw sleighs whisk shoppers to and from the street’s designer stores.In the face of the reindeer ban, local primary Abercorn School has volunteered its choir of 20 boys and girls to entertain the crowds, wearing their reindeer antlers.last_img read more

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Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod award is Underwood’s second IMCA rookie prize

first_imgHIS SPONSORS: Underwood Trucking of Temple; Richard Pickens and Wicked Fast Transmissions of Lorena; James Hammack and Hammack Fabrications of Lorena; Eddie Grmela and Garrett Rawls and Black Flag Bodies of Elm Mott; Jack Jenkins and Jenkins Carbs and Transmissions, and Mike Land and Kingdom Automotive, both of Waco; Abbey Motorsports of Comanche; Keith White and Champ Race Fuels of Little River Academy; James Hanusch and Precision Plumbing of Belton; and Chris Florio and Florio Race Cars of Copperas Cove. “When we started racing this year, I put my mind to running for national rookie,” said Underwood, sixth nationally and driver of that sharp-looking ride with the Bradley Poor designed Day of the Dead themed wrap. “I knew I had to be consistent, I knew I had to race twice a week and I had some good people behind me to help me accomplish it.” TEMPLE, Texas – Larry Underwood will add a second IMCA rookie of the year award to his trophy case. HIS CREW: Jamie Marrill, Wesley Warren, Jason Batt, Jeffrey and Westin Abbey, fan Joyce Shepard and Marcus Harcrow. The Temple, Texas pilot paced point standings for first-year Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers this season. He’d won rookie of the year in the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region for Hobby Stocks in 2016. “The best way to run for points is to run with people you’re running for points against,” added Underwood, who made 22 of his 45 starts in feature fields that included rookie runner-up Austin Moore.center_img Underwood also traveled to Big O Speedway and Cotton Bowl Speedway. Larry Underwood raced to a career second IMCA rookie of the year award, topping point standings for first-year Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers. IMCA President Brett Root is at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) “I really enjoyed the competition in this division,” he said. “There are so many good Southern SportMod drivers with so much expertise.” He was third in the points chase at 281 Speedway, behind national champion James Hanusch and Lady Eagle winner Taylor Florio, and sixth at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.last_img read more

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CWI appoints new Interim team management for Women’s Team

first_imgWalsh, Griffith named Assistant coachesST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) announces the appointment of a new interim Team Management unit for the West Indies Women’s Team for the upcoming series against India Women. The new management team will be led by interim Head Coach, Gus Logie and interim Team Manager, Evril Betty Lewis.Assistant coache Rayon GriffithWest Indies legend, Courtney Walsh, joins the team as an Assistant Coach. Walsh, West Indies all-time leading Test wicket taker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the coaching staff. He was most recently the bowling coach for the Bangladesh Men’s cricket team and has also served as a West Indies selector.Also joining the management team is former Guyanese fast –medium bowler Rayon Griffith, who most recently acted as an assistant coach of the West Indies Senior Men’s team at the ICC World Cup 2019 and the for international home series against India. Griffith was also assistant coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Interim Head Coach, Gus Logie is embracing the opportunity in his new position and is delighted to have his former teammate Walsh on his coaching staff along with Griffith, saying “ We’ve had some of the best minds and coaches in the region working with the players. Courtney and Rayon have been working really hard with the ladies at training and we are hoping to see the results on the field.”Logie also welcomed the new interim manager Evril Betty Lewis, praising the positivity and encouragement she has brought to the team since her recent appointment.On her appointment as interim manager, Betty Lewis (as she’s commonly known), draws on her management background and passion and love of West Indies cricket in carrying out her duties.Lewis stated, “As a former career tourism official and Manager of the Barbados Senior Women’s Cricket Team, I am comfortable operating in the critical role as the interim manager of the West Indies Women’s Team. I intend to bring a high level of trust, effective communication and instill a greater sense of purpose, hinged on discipline and professionalism, that the players can transfer onto the field of play.”Courtney Walsh is happy to be working with Gus and the West Indies Women’s team, most of whom he knows quite well already. “My function is to focus a lot more on the bowlers and the cricket in general to get the ladies together. I’m just happy to be able to work with Gus – we haven’t had a chance to be on the same team since we were players and we just want the women to play the type of cricket we know they can play.”Walsh added, “The ladies have been very warm and receptive and listened to what I’ve got to say. They are not afraid of trying and implementing what I’ve been telling them. I think one of the advantages I have, is that I was involved in women’s cricket before as a selector and I was part of a couple of their training camps, so they know me and they’ve seen me around. They know I want the best for them and they appreciate that, so for me it’s a plus coming back into the fold of the women’s team now.”CWI’s Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams is pleased with the composition of the team’s technical support unit, “I am confident that our entire support staff, under Gus’ leadership and direction, is capable of driving our women’s cricket forward whilst we begin the search for a permanent Head Coach. Gus has been involved with the program for the past two years and both Rayon and Courtney bring with them a strong working knowledge of what it takes to be successful at the elite level.”THE WEST INDIES WOMEN TEAM MANAGEMENT UNIT1. Gus Logie – Interim Head Coach2. Evril Betty Lewis – Interim Team Manager3. Courtney Walsh – Assistant Coach4. Rayon Griffith – Assistant Coach5. Matthew Parchment – Physiotherapist6. Shayne Cooper – Strength and Conditioning Coach7. Gary Belle – Team Analyst8. Amanda Johnson – Sports Psychologist9. Naasira Mohammed – Team Media Officerlast_img read more

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Bridgend residents to remain without water overnight

first_imgRepairs to a burst water main in Bridgend will not be complete until Wednesday afternoon, Irish Water has confirmed.A burst was reported today in Bonemaine, leaving homes and businesses without water supply.Irish Water crews are working on the issue and an alternative water supply is being provided between the Bridge End Industrial Estate and the old 19th Hole Public House from 3pm Tuesday until 2pm on Wednesday. It is expected that repairs will be completed by 2pm on Wednesday, and supplies may take 2-3 hours to fully returned.Bridgend residents to remain without water overnight was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cricket Australia chairman urged to quit after ball-tampering review

first_imgMelbourne, Oct 30 (AFP) Cricket Australia chairman David Peever faced growing calls to quit Tuesday after a damning review slammed the body’s conduct leading up to a major ball-tampering scandal.The independent review released Monday found that an “arrogant” and “controlling” culture within Cricket Australia contributed to players cheating in the pursuit of victory.Peever has so far avoided an exodus of senior figures after the scandal, when players were caught using sandpaper to alter the ball in a Test match against South Africa in March.Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, coach Darren Lehmann and team performance boss Pat Howard all resigned. Then-captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner were banned for 12 months, and batsman Cameron Bancroft for nine months.Peever, a former Rio Tinto mining executive who was reappointed for a second term as chairman only last week, said on Monday that he wouldn’t step aside.”The work was never about wanting to dwell on negatives,” Peever told national broadcaster ABC Monday night when asked why he and the CA board should not resign.”This is a very important day for cricket and we are moving forward from here,” he added.But former Australian bowler Geoff Lawson said the chairman should be replaced by someone who played at the elite level.”We need a serious cricketing figurehead, not a corporate cricket figurehead,” he told Fox News.”The business of cricket has overwhelmed the playing of cricket.” – ‘Let these contrite men play’ -=================================Former prime minister Kevin Rudd also entered the debate, tweeting #PeeverShouldResign.advertisement”So let’s get this straight. #CricketAustralia, under David Peever, has overseen the destruction of the intn’l image of our national game. But Peever gets re-appointed as Chair last wk, 3 days before release of damning Longstaff Report?”The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) said in light of the scathing assessment, CA must share responsibility for the scandal, calling the bans on Smith, Warner and Bancroft to be lifted.”With this new information, common sense, common decency, basic fairness, proportionality and natural justice demand that the punishment is reduced,” ACA President Greg Dyer told reporters in Melbourne.”The players have already lost time in the game, chances to play for Australia, endured public humiliation and faced massive financial penalties.”The CA review by the Sydney-based Ethics Centre accused Cricket Australia of ignoring the spirit of the game, leaving players without moral guidance.”My message to Cricket Australia is a simple one: These contrite men have been punished enough. Let these contrite men play,” Dyer said.ACA also called for the “urgent” implementation of all 42 recommendations in the 145-page report, which also included complaints from those involved in the sport of a bullying culture in elite men’s cricket.Among the recommendations was an anti-harassment code to stop sledging, and training to improve team leaders’ “moral courage”.The team, who have struggled for form in the absence of batting stars Smith and Warner, also released a “players pact” promising to respect the traditions of the game.Similar initiatives in the past, such as the “Spirit of Cricket” charter in 2003, had little impact. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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2015 ACC Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Analysis

first_imgACC tournament bracket for 2015 season.The 2015 ACC men’s basketball tournament is set to begin this Tuesday, March 10 and conclude on Saturday, March 14. It will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. Here’s the bracket, along with the times for each game. Ticket information is available here. 2015acctourney(@LifeOfADukeFan)Every ACC Tournament game will be available on either ESPN or ESPN2, as well as the ACC Network. dukeFavorite: DukeVirginia clinched its second straight ACC regular season title after finishing 16-2 in conference play and 28-2 overall. The Cavaliers are a good bet to clinch a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and have perhaps the toughest defense in the nation, but right now it is hard to argue against Duke as the hottest team in the league. After a shaky (by Duke standards) 4-3 start in ACC play, the Blue Devils rattled off 11 straight wins to finish with a 15-3 conference record. Duke’s explosive offense hasn’t been held under 70 points since January, when it became one of only two teams to beat Virginia, knocking off the Hoos 69-63 in Charlottesville. Duke has the most talented post player in the country in Jahlil Okafor, a terrific guard combo in Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones, and a dynamic wing player in freshman Justise Winslow. There should also be plenty of Duke fans making the trip to Greensboro, which gives Coach K’s team a definitive edge over most ACC foes. ncstateSleeper: North Carolina StateIt is hard to get a read on the Wolfpack this season. Mark Gottfried’s team is capable of losing to the ACC’s bottom feeders (88-84 at Wake Forest, 79-63 at Boston College), but it also holds wins over Duke, Louisville, and North Carolina this season. The ‘Pack is coming off of a very nice season-ending win against Syracuse, defeating the Orange 71-57 in Raleigh. N.C. State enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 7 seed, and will face Pittsburgh, a team that it defeated 68-50 in early January, in its first game. With a win, the Wolfpack will have a chance to pick up a second win against Duke. N.C. State fans should also have a strong showing in Greensboro, as they did last year, when the Wolfpack made a run to the semi-finals, helping push the team off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack are no lock for the Big Dance, and can help themselves with a good performance in Greensboro once again.last_img read more

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Man arrested for raping minor in Odisha

first_imgJajpur (Odisha): A 51-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor in Bari area of Odisha’s Jajpur district, police said on Saturday. The accused, a neighbour of the nine-year-old girl, lured her with chocolates before taking her to his house in Ratnagiri area under Bari block on Thursday, a police officer said. “The man took her to his house where he raped her,” said Chakrabarty Kanhar, Inspector In-Charge of Bari police station. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The girl, who had become unsonscious for a shortwhile, returned home and narrated the incident to family members, who then took the minor to the District Headquarters Hospital here. Based on a complaint lodged by her family members, Bari police conducted a raid on the house of the accused and apprehended him on Friday, they said. The man was arrested under different sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.last_img read more

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Jamie Foxx To Headline Autism Speaks Gala

first_imgGrammy and Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx will headline the Autism Speaks “Into the Blue” gala on October 4th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.The star-studded evening will feature celebrity ‘blue’ carpet arrivals, a cocktail reception with music by DJ Irie, an exclusive celebrity fashion experience, and a four-course dinner. “Into the Blue” raises funds to support the mission of Autism Speaks, the research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of children, adults and families affected by autism.This year’s honoree is Jeff Apploff, Founder of Apploff Entertainment and Executive Producer and Creator of hit game shows such as “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” and “Beat Shazam,” the mega-hit hosted by Foxx and deejayed by his daughter, Corinne Foxx. Apploff is a longtime supporter of Autism Speaks.“We appreciate Jeff’s dedication and tireless efforts to raise funds that help us meet the diverse needs of the autism community in California and throughout the country,” said Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger. “And we’re so grateful to Jamie Foxx, whose performance is sure to make the evening even more memorable.”Past gala honorees have included the Stephen Stills Family, FX’s COO Chuck Saftler, ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” Hollywood talent manager and producer Steven Grossman, and City National Bank’s SVP Harry Topping, Jr. among others. Previous celebrity and VIP performers have included Dave Grohl, Freddie Highmore, Sarah McLachlan, Pink, Conan O’Brien, Diane Kruger, Molly Sims, Raphael Saadiq, J.K. Simmons, Rick Springfield, Nikki Reed, Maria Menounos and Cirque de Soleil, among others.“Into the Blue” tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information are available here.The CDC estimates that 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum. Since 2012, Autism Speaks has provided more than 18 million people with programs and resources such as the Autism Treatment Network, which includes Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at UC Irvine. Autism Speaks also provides free tool kits to help manage a wide range of challenges, at every stage of life.last_img read more

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Anderson has career night off the bench E Kentucky romps

first_imgRICHMOND, Ky. — Lachlan Anderson scored a career-high 22 points off the bench to lead all scorers and grabbed 14 rebounds as Eastern Kentucky walloped NAIA Midway 107-52 Tuesday night.Anderson was 7 of 12 from the floor and 8 of 9 from the free-throw line, leading five players into double-figure scoring for the Colonels (2-1). Nick Mayo scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, grabbed nine boards, had four assists, three steals and blocked two shots. Peyton Broughton chipped in 13 points, Jordan Oakley 12 and Jomaru Brown 11.Eastern Kentucky shot 47 per cent from the floor, going 39-of-83, outrebounded the Eagles 57-38 and scored 34 points off 24 Midway turnovers.Mayo scored nine points early, including two from distance, as the Colonels built a 12-0 lead in less than three minutes.Jose Bustamante and Kaleb Britt scored 16 points each for Midway.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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